1879-1956; b. Greenock, Scotland; came to Belfast in 1882; worked as house-painting
and sign-writer, and other employments; made a trip through Europe, 1904;
briefly attended Belfast School of Art; Psychological Satyr or The
Hounds of Hell (1928); Why (1935); exhibition of sculpture,
paintings, and drawings at Magee Gallery, Belfast, 1935; his painting
Creation of Man is in Armagh Co. Museum; there is a sef-portrait
in Ulster Museum. DUB
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Psychological Satyr; or, The Hounds of Hell (London: Simpkins, Marshall
& Co. 1928), ill. [ltd. edn. 200 signed copies]; Why, with
short biography by William Moore (Belfast: W. & G. Baird 1935),
British Library holds Psychological Satyr or The Hounds of Hell (Simpkins,
Marshall & Co. 1928) [ltd. edn. 200 signed copies], drawings; Why
(Belfast: W & G Baird 1935).
Library of Herbert Bell (Belfast)
holds J. Langtry-Lynas, Why (Belfast 1933) [qry], with biog. by Wm Moore
[ltd edition 1000 copies].
Hyland Books (Oct. 1995) lists
Psychological Satyr [... &c.], 1st edn. Belfast 1928; large 4o.